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The Best Tools for Growing a Smart Business

freelance-writers-help-with-contentThis was another great week in terms of content. We found a lot to love.

Here are the five articles that piqued our interest:

1. The Best Tech Tools for Growing a Smart Business in 2015 {Inc.}

There are some great tips here. Note: item #4 is only available for Google Calendar as of right now, but you can go to their website and enter your email address, and they'll let you know when an Outlook calendar version becomes available. We love #5 (of course!), and if you're interested in one of HubSpot's free tools, check out Marketing Grader.

2. This NYC Startup Just Raised Another $3M in Record Time {Alley Watch}

PuzzleSocial is a daily digital celebrity crossword. It's clearly something consumers enjoy. How can you use the celebrity crossword concept in your campaigns?

3. Quotes For Entrepreneurs {IMG}

“Occasions of adversity best discover how great virtue or strength each one hath. For occasions do not make a man frail, but they show what he is.”
Thomas à Kempis

4. Retirees Want to Stay in Their Homes {The Marketing Mind}

Great news for home improvement contractors! Since more seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible, you'll have plenty of opportunities to reach out to them to see what needs to be adjusted in their homes as they age.

5. How John Steinbeck Used His Diary {Marketing Charts}

The author kept a diary while he was writing The Grapes of Wrath, and it's a fascinating look into his writing process -- specifically the parts where he is wracked with self doubt.

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